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Canon Legria Mini Camcorder

12.8MP 1/2 160g CMOS Apr 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
It's really fun to use and the video footage is nice
Lack of zoom
44 Reviews + 1 Award
gagadget.com Recommended
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Lack of Zoom

Three owners who bought this camcorder concluded that it did not have a good zoom. Website Tech.uk.msn.com wrote “Lack of zoom”. Reala said in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon.co.uk three years ago “It does not have a zoom” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camcorder. This Canon camcorder received a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this big total megapixels video camera is 74% based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and chip.com.tr.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 57 owner reviews this video camera has an overall owner rating of 90%. 17 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 1,849 expert and user reviews (including 18 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners reckoned that the Canon Legria Mini had a good battery life. Ipr wrote in April last year “The battery charger is robust” in their review of this camcorder. Three years ago Mark Howard mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The battery lasts a good time” in his review of this camcorder and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Ipr also wrote “You need to be sure to team this up with a great memory card as the battery can outlast your storage capacity” in their review.


Design

It's Really Fun to Use and the Video Footage is Nice

Six owners thought it was easy to use. Website Tech.uk.msn.com said “It's really fun to use and the video footage is nice” in their review of this camcorder. Tony Henderson wrote “Very easy to use with good results”. Tsekerija said “Great camera, easy to use”.

Flexibility of the Build

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Website Tech.uk.msn.com said “Flexibility of the build” . Tommo wrote three years ago “What a brilliant piece of kit - well made (metal case) feels like quality all over - superb video”. D. Craig mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “A well made unit, which seems very reliable in testing” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Image Quality

Eight people said that this camcorder was good quality. Trusted Reviews said four years ago “Good image quality” in their review of this camcorder. Techradar wrote “Reasonable picture quality” but even so they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Expert website Tech.uk.msn.com said “Top quality cameras in our mobiles drove a stake through the heart of the pocket camcorder business some years ago now” in their review of this camcorder.

Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria Mini is tripod mountable, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Tommo said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It takes cheap batteries you can get anywhere for under a fiver so just take a couple with you”. In April last year Bethan Cull wrote on expert website Amazon “Brilliant little camera excellent price xx” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when Canon released the Legria Mini.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria Mini has a relatively typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Legria Mini supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also support HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E, and the Canon Legria Mini X which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria Mini has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Canon Legria Mini does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Microphone in

The Legria Mini has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Legria Mini has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a headphone outputs.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of video cameras of this type and age is 3.1". The Canon Legria Mini has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-W850 (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria Mini has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria Mini has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon Legria Mini has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder. Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 650,000 pixels.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 1.25 hours, the Legria Mini has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The average weight of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 580g. At only 160 grams, the Legria Mini is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon Legria Mini does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera do have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria Mini does not have a built-in light, unlike most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria Mini has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Canon Legria Mini has a hand strap, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon Legria Mini has an AC adapter included. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Legria Mini has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Legria Mini features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature wi-Fi.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria Mini has a built-in microphone. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Canon Legria Mini supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also support wide angle lens system.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 1.6 and the highest is 11. At 4.8, the Canon Legria Mini has a quite high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the Legria Mini has one of the smaller bitrate at maximum video resolutions amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders of this age and spec is 15 Mbit/s, the biggest is 72 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 35 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Still Image

4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Legria Mini is 4000 x 3000. That's over five times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. This video camera also support a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 and 1920 x 1440. The still image resolution of all video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder ranges from 640 x 480 to 5472 x 3648.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Legria Mini has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 41% less maximum image resolution than a 6016 x 3384 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

The best maximum image resolution across similar types of camcorder is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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12.8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 12.8 megapixels sensor video camera.

There are a number of other 12.8MP sensor video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which has better reviews.

If this video camera total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-X1000 (£159.60) (13.5MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-X1000 (£1,729) (18.91MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

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Canon Legria Mini Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria Mini review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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